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Epson tm-t90 printer

by avocado-pip / September 2, 2011 11:00 PM PDT

I am trying to connect an Epson tm-t90 receipt printer to my laptop running xp, the printer is conncted via a serial cable 8 pin on pc and 25 pin on printer, i have installed the driver, printer shows under the printer section but is unavailable. When I send print test from pc nothing happens.

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Decades later, same old problems.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2011 1:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Epson tm-t90 printer

Serial connections to printers usually require an exacting connection from some pins to the pins on the printer.

In today's world of buyers I think you should not buy a serial printer unless you know what and how serial ports work. It's just too rough on folk today. Yes, you can get help but the costs usually are more than the printer.

Then again you didn't write that you set which COM port was to be used in the driver or other controls. Again, this only proves that these printers are to be avoided.
Bob

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Serial Cable
by avocado-pip / September 3, 2011 2:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Epson tm-t90 printer

Well thanks, you got me thinking and I seems that not all serial cables are the same, this epson tm-t90 printer requires a special serial cable, after swapping the cables over it works, simple when you now!!, thanks.

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Good work on your part.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 3, 2011 2:51 AM PDT
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But my thoughts are the same. Serial port connected devices are too hard on consumers when the device doesn't use a STRAIGHT THRU CABLE.

Good work!
Bob

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